Tony Bushowitz is up to some more shenanigans. He has been promoted and is now NLN's main reporter for events around the city.
Tony rushes into the newsroom of NLN.
Sandra (the boss's secretary): Hello Mr. Bushowitz.
Sandra: Nice to see you, but you're late from your lunch break.
Tony: Yea, sorry, I know. It's a long story which could be best described as a symphony of car horns on the downtown freeway.
Sandra: Well, I told the boss that you weren't here because you were completely immersed in researching about the Chinatown restaurant food-poisoning cases. I figured I'd save your butt since you're usually so punctual.
Tony: *sigh of relief* Thank you Sandra! I actually have been researching quite a bit for this thing. Speaking of which, when is my new cameraman coming in?
Sandra: He's actually been waiting in the news van for some time. He doesn't speak much English, though. He was speaking in Chinese I think.
Tony: Okay, well thanks for the warning. See you later!
Tony runs to the news van, located in the nearby parking lot, and gets into the front passenger seat. The new camera man is sitting in the driver seat.
Tony: Hi, I'm Tony. Uhhh, you must be the cameraman.
Cameraman: *huge smile* 你好!
Tony: *argh* Umm..... Ni hao?
Cameraman: BUAHAHAHAHA! Dude, I'm totally messing with you. I don't even know Chinese except a few words, and most of them are entrees at the Panda Box restaurant.
Tony: *whew* Wow, that's a relief. I thought it was going to take a long time to explain everything. Of course it wouldn't be the first time NLN hired a foreign worker with little English speaking abilities. Where ARE you from?
Cameraman: My name's Mike, and I was pretty much born and raised in this city. I'm actually not even ethnically Chinese, my parents are Korean.
Tony: Well, Mike, I'll tell you what. You cut the crap and let's get on with this news broadcast.
Mike (Cameraman): Oh come on, man. Lighten up. It's not like you're doing a report on sewer alligators or something. Haha.
Mike starts up the van and drives, leaving the parking lot and heading towards Chinatown.
Mike: So we're going this way to Chinatown, right?
Tony: Yes, turn right by the Bhutanese temple. Then left by the Chinatown gate.
Mike: Say, what restaurant was it that had the food poisoning? Because I just went to the Panda Box for lunch so I don't want to spend the night hugging the toilet. Haha!
Tony: I hate to break it to you but, it is Panda Box.
Mike: Oh crap... well, it won't be the first time I've spent the night sleeping on the bathroom floor.
Tony: I need to get this thing finished. It's driving me nuts!
Mike:You need to relax a little. Hey, maybe you'll meet a cute girl and exchange numbers! Haha!
Tony: *sigh* This is going to be a long day...
Tony: Okay here, park near the restaurant. We'll start recording in front of it.
Mike: Right on! Haha! Let me just get out this filming equipment. While I was waiting an hour for you to arrive, I was really trying to learn to use this camera. I think I have all the buttons and gizmos figured out!
Tony: Say, Mike. Can I ask you something?
Mike: Sure Tony!
Tony:Well, you seem to have an...... interesting personality. But I tend to be kind of monotone when I speak. I don't want to be 'boring' to the viewer. How can I be a bit more entertaining or enjoyable to watch?
Mike: Hmmm... let's see. OOOH! Tell a joke! It usually works for me.
Tony: Okay, well let's just start filming. Maybe it'll just come to me.
Tony: This Tony Bushowitz, in Chinatown for NLN's Lorenzo News 7. I'm here at the Panda Box restaurant, and we will be asking the owner, Mr. Dan Wong, some questions.
Tony & cameraman enter the restaurant.
Tony: Mr. Dan Wong, we would like to ask you some questions about the...
Dan Wong: NO CAMERAS!
Tony: Listen, we just have some questions to ask. It won't be too long.
Dan Wong: Well, I do look pretty good in the camera, and my bald spot is unnoticeable. Okay, fine.
Tony finishes watching the broadcast in the newsroom with Mike.
Tony: Well I guess that wasn't a complete failure.
Mike: C'mon, you did great. You need to loosen up a bit.
Tony: I think you're right. This new promotion has really made me a bit uptight.
Mike: Yeah! And I loved your pun about how the owner said he had a "lo mein"-tenance kitchen! HAHAHAHA!
Tony: I'm hoping everyone will forget about that.
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